Pro-life Compassionate Caring
Money, Resources, Burden
There are financial reasons why HMOs or state
medicaid programs may promote cheaper PAS, rather
than have prolonged cost of caring for a patient with
There is concern that vulnerable people with limited-
resources my feel that PAS is their only choice.
An individual with an 11-yr history of chronic pain
called an Oregon doctor in April, 2003,requesting PAS
because of his frustration with recent cutbacks in his
medical care in Oregon.
Oregon is in a significant economic crisis.
It leads the
nation in unemployment and hunger.